Saturday, April 24, 2010
Perpignan and Toulon are now both top of the French Top 14 table after good wins in their matches this afternoon. To go with that, we've got the big hits from their recent clash, the same match that was featured earlier in the week .
Toulon and Perpignan are now both on 80 points, but the Catalans are ahead due to a better points difference, with their 44-0 win over Albi contributing towards that. Toulon on the other hand had to fight for their nailbiting 26-23 win over Brive at the Stade Amedee-Domenech.
In the featured video here now though, we go back a week and bring you the best of the physicality from the two sides when they met in Marseille, and Toulon came out tops 33-23.
You can see monster Henry Tuilagi smash Toulon captain Joe Van Niekerk twice in this clip, with the one hit being absolutely huge at the back of the lineout. Centre Mafileo Kefu put a great textbook tackle in on Vincent Candelon, breaking his arm on impact, and by the look of things giving himself a bit of a sore shoulder too.
Sebastien Bruno had a huge handoff on Guilem Guirado, who later left the field, and in the same movement you can see Gavin Hume getting smashed around by both Sonny Bill Williams and Jocelino Suta.
He bounced back well though and we later see him time the chase of his own kick perfectly as he flew into Jonny Wilkinson, with one of the bigger hits of the season so far.
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Try say the title of this post three times fast, then let the big hitting begin.
Note: Thanks to 4Lc4TR4Z. You can also view the updated Table on his thread here